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Assessment Interpretation & Communication in Special Education - Chapter Summary
This self-paced chapter offers a fun and engaging examination of assessment interpretation and communication in special education. Review a variety of informative lessons developed by top instructors to gain greater insight into the basics of summarizing assessment results, communicating with ELL parents and more. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be ready to:
- List and define basic terms used in standardized test scores
- Discuss the basic statistics of score distribution as related to summarizing assessment results
- Explain how to diagnose learning disabilities and interpret formal and informal assessments of students with learning disabilities
- Describe the procedures involved in using assessment information for students with learning disabilities
- Detail some challenges of determining how to share assessment data with students and stakeholders
- Identify and discuss strategies for communicating with parents of ELL students
The lessons in this chapter are fun to review and easy to navigate. Feel free to study any lessons in any order and as many times as you'd like, and take their accompanying quizzes to assess your comprehension of the concepts they explore. Questions that arise while examining this chapter can be submitted to our experts via the Dashboard. When ready, gauge your overall understanding of assessment interpretation and communication in special education by taking our practice chapter exam.
1. Understanding Standardized Test Scores
In this lesson, you'll learn about the basic terms used in standardized test scores, such as scoring curves and the standard deviation, which can help you explain test results to parents and students. You'll also discover how most students perform on standardized tests and have the chance to assess your new knowledge of the topic with a brief quiz.
2. Summarizing Assessment Results: Understanding Basic Statistics of Score Distribution
Summarizing test results is a critical component of the assessment process. In order for results to be used effectively, they must be summarized in a way that allows educators to compare the achievement of one student to others. This lesson will describe the first step in summarizing results: understanding the basic statistics of score distribution.
3. Sharing Assessment Data with Students & Stakeholders
In this lesson, we will discuss some of the misunderstandings stakeholders have about testing and score reports to identify ways that teachers can prepare to communicate outcomes of student assessments with students, parents, and colleagues.
4. Communicating with ELL Parents: Outreach & Strategies
Having trouble touching base with the parents of your ELL students? Not sure where to start? This lesson will help. We'll go over some strategies you can use to reach out to your students' parents.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Learning Disabilities (063): Practice & Study Guide course
- Learning Disabilities & Other Types of Disabilities
- Learning Disabilities Across the Lifespan
- Factors Affecting Development & Learning
- Language Disorders
- Perceptual, Memory & Reasoning Disorders
- Behavioral, Social & Emotional Disorders
- Assessment Instruments & Methods in Special Education
- Assessment Procedures in Special Education
- IEPs, IFSPs & Transition Plans
- Setting & Monitoring Student Goals
- Learning Environments in Special Education
- Fundamentals of Classroom Management
- Individualizing Instruction for Learning Disabilities
- Promoting Language Development
- Promoting Emergent Literacy
- Promoting Reading Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities
- Promoting Written Expression for Students with Learning Disabilities
- Promoting Math Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities
- Promoting Social Competence in Special Education
- Promoting Functional Living Skills in Special Education
- Developing & Implementing Behavioral Interventions
- Roles & Responsibilities of the Special Education Professional
- Communication & Collaboration in Special Education
- Historical, Social & Legal Issues in Special Education
- Professional Development in Special Education
- MTTC Learning Disabilities Flashcards